Wolfgang Münchow

Counsel

Frankfurt
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
An der Welle 4
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 79302 157
F +49 69 79302 222
wmuenchowwillkie.com

Wolfgang A. Münchow is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Wolfgang’s focus includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate, finance and general corporate matters.

Wolfgang A. Münchow is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Wolfgang’s focus includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, real estate, finance and general corporate matters.

Selected Significant Matters

Wolfgang has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Hudson's Bay Company in the formation of a department store joint venture with SIGNA Retail GmbH, involving GALERIA Kaufhof, Karstadt, and others, and the formation of two real estate joint ventures with SIGNA Prime Selection AG
  • Goldentree Asset Management in the privatization of HSH Nordbank
  • DataOnline in the acquisition of WIKON Kommunikationstechnik GmbH
  • Zenith Energy in the attempted acquisition of an oil terminal in the Hamburg port from Shell
  • Waterland Private Equity in the sale of Premium Exhibitions GmbH to Clarion Events
  • Riemser Pharma GmbH in the sale of its medical devices business (BiteAway and Herpotherm) to Dermapharm
  • Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH in the $1 billion sale of its labels business to Multi Color Corporation
  • Goldentree Asset Management in the IPO of BAWAG
  • Ardian in the acquisition of SLV group
  • United Internet in the attempted acquisition of Host Europe
  • CMA/CGM in the attempted acquisition of Hamburg Süd
  • Hudson's Bay Company in its €2.82 billion acquisition of the GALERIA Kaufhof Group and the formation of the HBS Global Properties joint venture with Simon Properties Group and others
  • Rockwood Specialties Group in several corporate structuring measures
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in connection with its $6 billion merger with Albemarle Corporation
  • Acciona Energía on the €157 million sale of its German wind park operations to Swisspower
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in connection with the $1.325 billion sale of its Titanium Dioxide, Color Pigments, Timber Treatment, Rubber/Thermoplastics Compounding and Water Chemistry businesses
  • 3i in connection with its investment in Global Transmission Testing Company GIF
  • Riemser Pharma GmbH in the sale of its Animal Health Division and its production facility located in Greifswald-Isle of Riems to IDT Biologika (Riems) GmbH & Co. KG
  • Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in connection with the $635 million sale of its rheology business to Altana Group
  • Ekkio Capital and l’Inventoriste on the acquisition of Sigma Inventuren und Bestandskontrollen GmbH
  • TA Associates on its investment in Onlineprinters GmbH
  • AXA Private Equity in its acquisition of Riemser Arzneimittel AG
  • Gigaset AG on its organizational realignment
  • Barlian Management Consulting GmbH in the sale of its minority share in BARTEC GmbH to Capvis
  • Sintex Industries in the acquisition and restructuring of Geiger technik
  • State of North-Rhine Westphalia on the disposal of its residential and development portfolio (“LEG NRW GmbH”) to Whitehall Funds
  • Argantis on the acquisition of a majority interest in W.I.S. Holding GmbH & Co. KG in a management buyout
  • The management team of Freudenberg Bausysteme KG in the management buyout by Capiton
  • PAI partners SAS on the $3.2 billion acquisition of the roofing division of Lafarge SAS
  • Fortress Investment Group on the €1.75 billion acquisition of residential company WOBA DRESDEN GMBH from the City of Dresden
  • Steadfast Capital Partners in the management buyout of Cetelon Group
  • Alpha group on the acquisition of fashion company TomTailor
  • Swisscom in the sale of Debitel AG to Permira*

* Transaction advised on before joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Buschhüter / Striegel “Internationale Rechnungslegung - IFRS” Kommentar, 2011, co-author
  • Striegel / Wiesbrock / Jesch “Kapitalbeteiligungsrecht” Kommentar zum Private Equity-Recht: WKBG, UBGG, Risikobegrenzungsgesetz, Nebengesetze und AIFM-Richtlinie, 2010, co-author
  • Jesch / Schilder / Striegel “Rechtshandbuch Immobilien-Investitionen”, 2009, co-author
  • Münchow / Striegel / Jesch “Management Buy-Out”, 2008, co-author
  • Striegel “REITG – Gesetz über deutsche Immobilien-Aktiengesellschaften mit börsennotierten Anteilen mit weiterführenden Vorschriften” Kommentar, 2007, co-author